The Role Of Segregation In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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Of Mice and Men Essay “The Great Depression of the 1930s worsened the already bleak economic situation of African Americans. They were the first to be laid off from their jobs, and they suffered from an unemployment rate two to three times that of whites” (“African Americans”). This fact truly explains how African-Americans were being placed in the workforce and how they were always behind the white people in many aspects. In the book Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck it takes place in the 1930s and shares a story about migrant farm workers and really comes to show how different African-Americans were being treated back then in compare to white people. The treatment of African-Americans has improved drastically from the 1930s to now, but there are things that are still similar. Today racism still occurs like it did back then, however there is no segregation and they are now treated the same in a workplace. To start, a big difference that occurred in the 1930s but does not happen now is segregation. In Of Mice and Men Crooks was…show more content…
In Of Mice and Men segregation was a terrible event that occurred throughout the story, thankfully segregation does not happen today and people can live and learn with different races. Also, another event that was happening in the book was the workforce, Crooks was not able to work with the white men and he got a worse job than what they got because of his skin color, this problem does not happen today anymore and African-Americans and whites are treated the same in work. However, racism does still occur in this century today and people are still being called by bad names. In the book Of Mice and Men it shows a good representation about how African-Americans were being treated in the 1930’s and it shows us how far we have came by treating African-Americans
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